BBC Microcomputer Model B

Acorn Computers Limited1981

The National Museum of Computing

The National Museum of Computing
MILTON KEYNES, United Kingdom

The BBC Micro was developed by Acorn Computer's Ltd (Cambridge), as the foundation for the BBC's Computer Literacy Project during the 1980s - introduced to encourage the the British public/school children to learn how to use computers and promote computing skills. The BBC Micro was purposefully designed with an emphasis on education and became synonymous with computer literacy in schools. It is a relatively unique example of a personal computer that uses a RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) processor, is hardwearing, incredibly versatile and expandable, a combination of characteristics ideal for the classroom.


  • Title: BBC Microcomputer Model B
  • Creator: Acorn Computers Limited
  • Date Created: 1981
  • Location: The National Museum of Computing (Buckinghamshire, UK)

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